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Who Wants Breakfast?

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Step it up, we're on a tight schedule!
Step it up, we’re on a tight schedule!

Maddie Baits and Switches Her Grandpa

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Trust me, I’m much more interesting than 300 stories!

Even when she’s chowing down, Maddie is unable to curb her mischievous nature. Proof of this surfaced yet again during lunchtime with the grandparents.

As usual, Maddie was enjoying various samples from around the table. However, her favorite food during this lunch period was definitely spaghetti. Spaghetti is awesome because of its amazing gaming potential.

Maddie made sure to catch her grandfather’s eye as she was making a lasso with a small string of my pasta. She very sweetly held out her hand to grandpa offering to share some of that delicious spaghetti with him. Touched by the gesture, he gently reached out to accept her tender offering.

As soon as his hand was about six inches away, she snatched the pasta away and slammed it into her mouth. Then she made small grunting noises as she feasted on not just the food, but also her victory. The whole table erupted into laughter as Maddie chomped on her false offering.

Encouraged by the raucous laughter, this game included about three more rounds as her grandfather was also an eager participant. Once again, that stunning little personality is growing into a true force of nature.

Maddie Shines at Impromptu Dinner

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I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!
What started as a quick jaunt into Jersey City became a night out on the town for the entire family. This was a big day for Maddie because she had already enjoyed a great unplanned lunch out with her mom and a few friends.
 
The whole family was basking in the perfect weather outside when we were suddenly overcome by the intoxicating smells drifting out of Marco & Pepe’s restaurant. Suddenly Maddie’s parents were plotting and conspiring on how we could eat dinner here and still get the baby fed and to bed on
time.
 
After a quick discussion, we green-lighted dinner but had to score a bib for the baby first. We popped into a nearby drugstore and Maddie unexpectedly hit the panic button. Gina rolled Maddie outside and I ducked into a nearby Dunkin Donuts for a Priority One emergency bagel. I handed Maddie a piece and the crisis was averted – just in time for dinner!
 
Maddie feasted on a small basket of unsalted sweet potato fries while enjoying the music pulsing just a few blocks away from a local street festival. Maddie made a real meal out if going back and forth between the fries and generous portions of peasant bread.
 
When the main courses came, the baby even tackled her mom’s trout entrée with reckless abandon. With each bite, she took time to smile at and woo her fellow restaurant patrons along with our server.
 
The little charmer had her fellow customers literally eating out of her hand. Finally Maddie had her fill of food and attention and was ready to head home. A great time was had by all and Maddie indicated that she’s ready for round two tomorrow.